Reviews and Problems with Might and Magic X: Legacy
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Review: Might and Magic X: Legacy (PC)
2 May 2014
Summary: : Might and Magic X: Legacy is the sort of game that’s aimed at a specific audience like a missile, and that audience (genre fans) will absolutely love the game, as I did. Everyone else, however, will likely have to wade through archaic design choices, technical flaws and pacing concerns to derive joy from it, and that may simply be too much for them in the end.
Excerpt: If you grew up playing computer games, there’s a chance you might have played the venerable Might and Magic games. Not the Heroes of Might and Magic series of strategy games; the old-school brutal first-person dungeon crawlers in a fantasy world with a dash of science fiction. The last game in the main Might and Magic series came out in 2002, and ever since it’s been nothing but spinoffs, until now.
Conclusion: Looking back through this review, I feel that I might have been a little harsher on Legacy than I meant to be. Truth be told, my experience with the game was very frustrating because of Uplay, the glitches, and how my machine ran Legacy. The core game play is truly a solid experience with old school dungeon crawlers.
Conclusion: Might and Magic X: Legacy marks a welcome break from the contemporary focus on story-driven RPGs by delivering gridded turn-based combat that largely works. The approach doesn't work as well in the exploration of the open world, unfortunately, and the experience as a whole suffers from optimization issues. But as an old-school dungeon crawling experience that doesn't shy away from punishing you for errors, Legacy usually delivers.
Pros: Tough, but fair, Diverse class selection, Strong combat
Summary: Might and Magic X is an unabashedly old school RPG experience that, despite one or two high notes, often only serves to remind us why so many of these mechanics were relegated to history.
Pros: A massive game world with many dungeons, secrets, and encounters. Interesting spells, and more stats, skills, and spells a role player could wave a +4 Stick of Incremental Improvement at. Strongly adheres to classic RPG design.
Cons: Strongly adheres to classic RPG design. A number of bugs, and glitches. Restrictive and unrewarding combat and a dull story with no sense of pacing.
Summary: MMX: Legacy is a fun and challenging game that doesn't try anything new. The OST and voice acting are terrible but that doesn't take away from the challenge. Although $25 is asking too much.
Pros: Its noticeability repetitive, looks ugly and badly optimised. Plus the $25 price is steep for a game that was clearly made on a low budget., Its fun to play, with good environmental variety and solid gameplay and combat mechanics.
Cons: Game uses Uplay DRM within Steam DRM, with the need to stay online to get uplay to work. This might be a concern for those without a stable internet connection., Its noticeability repetitive, looks ugly and badly optimised. Plus the $25 price is steep for a game that was clearly made on a low budget.